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Open Space

Trust board approves $188 million for parks, farms, historic sites

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust approved $188 million for a vast array of projects to acquire or develop facilities [go to article]
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A New Jersey city reuses abandoned industrial sites to capture stormwater

YALE CLIMATE CONNECTIONS - In Camden, New Jersey, stormwater and sewage run through the same pipes, so when heavy rain hits, the system can overflow [go to article]
Farmland in Kingwood, NJ

433 farms, 33K acres, $285 million. Hunterdon has preserved more farms than any other...

CAROLINE FASSETT / NJ.COM - In the four decades New Jersey has set aside funds for farmland preservation, one county, Hunterdon, has led the way in preservation [go to article]
New Jersey Meadowlands

Look past the swamp, dumps and American Dream mall. This is the Meadowlands.

ALLISON PRIES / NJ.COM - Ask any number of people in New Jersey 'what are the Meadowlands?' and you'll probably get as many different answers [go to article]
Bucks Cove Natue Preserve, Rancocas Conservancy

Rancocas Conservancy acquires 200-acre property in Pemberton Township

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - The nonprofit Rancocas Conservancy has purchased a former blueberry farm for preservation as a public nature preserve [go to article]
Crystal Springs Preserve, Highlands, wetlands

New law simplifies how state allocates funds to preserve open space

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bipartisan bill that determines how the state will allocate constitutionally dedicated funds [go to article]
Burlington Island

Trash and treasure: Historic Burlington Island is ready for a comeback — but first...

HENRY SAVAGE / PHILLY.COM - Just off the coast of Burlington City, in the middle of the Delaware River with a view of the Burlington Bristol Bridge, sits a 400-acre treasure [go to article]
Lucille Ball

Movement is on to save ‘Lucille Ball Pond’ in two NJ towns

DICK BRENNAN / CBS - Lucille Ball, the iconic comedic actress, never lived in two New Jersey towns that border each other, but those municipalities are fighting to keep [go to article]
Forked River Mountains, Ocean County, NJ

Mountains in Ocean County? Yep. And 8,000 acres are being preserved for $15M

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - In what environmentalists say is one of New Jersey’s biggest open space acquisitions in recent memory, Ocean County announced it had closed [go to article]
Hunterdon Land Trust open space

Hunterdon Land Trust reaches milestone with open-space project in Bethlehem Twp

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Ninety-eight acres of mostly pristine, verdant forest untouched by churning plow or digging backhoe, and undisturbed by hungry deer [go to article]

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